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Thread: Where to buy sheets

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    For those who use sheets for backing - where do you buy reasonably priced sheets? (I've checked the local thrift stores, but everything is very worn!)

    10 years ago I made a quilt for my daughter, and used a sheet for the backing. Don't remember where I got it, but it was obviously not a good quality sheet. I suspected that when I used it, and should have found something different. Live and learn. It's still in one piece, and still used, but has pilled badly.

    The sheets I found at WalMart (Mainstay is the brand, I believe), are not 100% cotton. I guess this is not a problem? These are also solid colors, and I prefer a print for my backing. But these are the only sheets I can find that are not a set. Are you buying sheet sets? If so, what are you using the bottom sheet and pillow cases for?

    I bought a sheet set on clearance in a department store and used it to make curtains and other items for my grandson's nursery. It was beautiful fabric. But I knew I could used the pillowcases and bottom sheet for some of the items I made. I even pulled the elastic off the bottom sheet, and love it for sewing garments for the grandkids - it's so soft. Maybe I should just buy sheet sets, and use the extra fabric to build my stash?

    Thanks

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    I have had good luck with the Walmart Main stay sheets they wear well and seen to outlast the top on my grandkids quilts They are comfy after washing in my opinion only!

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    Too bad you missed the January White Sales......

    I get them at garage sales and estate sales--have friends who shop for me!

    I have used blends too--do not care about quilt police--mine are to USE!

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    I go to TJ max, ross, and Marshals. They have pretty print sheets and good quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiepastor
    Too bad you missed the January White Sales......

    I get them at garage sales and estate sales--have friends who shop for me!

    I have used blends too--do not care about quilt police--mine are to USE!
    Next January will be here before we know it! :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnejean
    I go to TJ max, ross, and Marshals. They have pretty print sheets and good quality.
    Are you buying sheet sets, or can you find just the flat sheets. I keep thinking that I will waste fabric (and money) on a sheet set.

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    I check the clearence racks in any store I know sells sheets!

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    IKEA sells great, cotton sheets;>

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    And I was just at Ikea last week. I'll check the next time I go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    IKEA sells great, cotton sheets;>
    I agree , I like their sheets alot , and they are not all sold in sets, so its easy to get a top flat sheet.

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